I just can't believe that people are promoting a so called fair policy of charging everyone the same for using a car park, and of charging everyone for parking in a residential area. Surely the aim should be to dispense with charges altogether, and traffic wardens.
In Widnes (as I already mentioned) the car parks are free. No one is charged to park in front of their own house and there aren't any traffic wardens and it seems to work. The benefit from that is that hundreds of people from Warrington, Runcorn and St Helens regularly shop in Widnes, helping businesses and employment.